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While Abstract Expressionism artists were making their mark in the New York City art world beginning in the mid-1940s, an equivalent movement called Tachisme Art was taking place in Europe at the same time. Also referred to as Abstract Kinetic or Art Informel, the word "tachisme" comes from the French word "tache," which means splash or stain. Staining, splashing and dripping of paint on canvas were three well-used methods of creating Tachisme and Abstract Expression Art. These works were typically non-geometric, spontaneous, improvisational and meant to convey strong emotion rather than reality.

We feature a wonderful selection of abstract art prints and abstract lithographs here at Affordable Art 101, with more than 400 examples of abstract expressionism for sale from artists such as Joan Miro, Alexander Calder and Sam Francis to Henry Moore, Antoni Tapies and Robert Delaunay. Our selection of abstract expressionism for sale represents one of the largest collections of abstract prints online.

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Pablo Picasso Cubist pochoir for Cahiers d'Art, 1926 Pablo Picasso Cubist pochoir for Cahiers d'Art, 1926

Medium: pochoir (after the 1920 watercolor). Published in Paris in 1926 by Christian Zervos for the deluxe art revue Cahiers d'Art, in a limited edition of 700. The image measures 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches (208 x 160 mm); the full sheet is 11 x 8 3/4 inches (280 x 220 mm). Signed in the plate, not hand-signed.

Cahiers d'Art was published in Paris from 1926-1960 by Greek art collector, writer and art critic Christian Zervos. From a print collector's viewpoint, this art revue is most famous for the pochoirs which were commissioned for some of the issues. Zervos had high technical standards, and this is a beautiful impression. This rare work is a lucky find.

$1,350.00
Pablo Picasso Cubist pochoir for Cahiers d'Art, 1926 Pablo Picasso Cubist pochoir for Cahiers d'Art, 1926

Medium: pochoir (after the 1920 watercolor). Published in Paris in 1926 by Christian Zervos for the art revue Cahiers d'Art, in a limited edition of 700. Printed on wove paper, the image measures 7 3/4 x 6 inches (197 x 153 mm); the full sheet is 11 x 8 3/4 inches (280 x 220 mm). Signed in the plate, not hand-signed.

Condition: there are a few spots of foxing in the margin, not affecting the pochoir image.

Cahiers d'Art was published in Paris from 1926-1960 by Greek art collector, writer and art critic Christian Zervos. From a print collector's viewpoint, this art revue is most famous for the pochoirs which were commissioned for some of the issues. Zervos had high technical standards, and this is a beautiful impression. This rare work is a lucky find.

$1,350.00
Joan Miro "Femme et Oiseaux dans la Nuit" 1949 Joan Miro original pochoir "Femme et Oiseaux dans la Nuit" 1947

Woman and Birds in the Night Medium: original pochoir stencil print in four colors. Catalogue reference: Dupin 50. Published in 1947 in an edition of 1500 by Curt Valentin for the very rare album "The Prints of Joan Miro". The English title of this piece is "Woman and Birds in the Night". The publisher's inscription is printed on verso, which authenticates the print. Sheet size: 11 x 8 1/4 inches (278 x 210 mm). Not signed (this is the only edition and none were signed). A very nice impression in fresh color on cream wove paper.

Condition: there is minor creasing (mostly near the edges of the sheet).

$1,000.00
Henry Moore original etching Henry Moore original etching for Paroles Peintes

Medium: original etching. This etching was executed in 1970 for Paroles Peintes IV, and is from the edition of 150 on Johannot wove paper. A limited number of signed proofs were also issued; this impression is not signed. Plate size 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (344 x 243 mm).

Published in Paris in 1970 for the Paroles Peintes IV portfolio, by Lazar-Vernet. This was an art and poetry project featuring original prints in a small edition. There was no second edition of this Henry Moore and no later printing. A very rich impression, with burr!

$750.00
Miro original lithograph Figure on a blue background Joan Miro original lithograph "Figure on a blue background"

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 244. This charming Miro lithograph was printed by Mourlot for XXe Siecle in 1957 for issue number 8 "Art et humour au XXe Siecle" and published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Size: 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 243 mm). In 1960 XXe Siecle published a reproduction of a similar (but not identical) composition, not to be confused with this, the original lithograph. Not signed.

Condition: there are small bumps to two corners of the sheet.

$650.00
Joan Mitchell original lithograph Joan Mitchell original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Published in 1964 by Eberhard Kornfeld for 1 Cent Life in a limited edition of 2000. Size: 16 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. There is a fold in the middle and different compositions on the back side, as issued. Not signed.

This original print is from the famous "1 Cent Life" book/portfolio, published in 1964 by E. W. Kornfeld, in a limited edition of 2000. The lithography was executed by Maurice Beaudet, of Paris. 1 Cent Life was a monumental undertaking-- a revolutionary Pop Art and poetry project organized by Walasse Ting and Sam Francis. Among the artists who contributed original lithographs to this project were Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn, Mel Ramos, Jim Dine, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Karel Appel, Antonio Saura, James Rosenquist, Alan Davie, Sam Francis, and Walasse Ting.

$650.00
Max Bill original lithograph Variation 13 1938 XXe Siecle Max Bill original lithograph "Variation 13" (1938)

Original lithograph. Printed in Paris in 1938 for the very rare XXe Siecle (issue No. 4). Sheet size: 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (320 x 248 mm). Not signed.

Condition: there are pinholes from the publisher's original binding along the left edge and some creasing.

$600.00
Henry Moore original lithograph | Homage to San Lazzaro, 1975 Henry Moore original lithograph | Homage to San Lazzaro, 1975

Medium: original lithograph. This is an original print contributed by Henry Moore in 1975 for the portfolio "San Lazzaro et ses amis", published in Paris. A number of important artists collaborated together on this project, in homage to Gualtieri di San Lazzaro, founder of the deluxe art revuel XXe Siecle (Chroniques du Jour), and an instrumental figure in the Paris art world, as a publisher, critic and friend to many of the 20th Century's great printmakers. Among the artists represented are Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Zao Wou-ki, Graham Sutherland, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Alexander Calder, Hans Hartung, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Magnelli, Henry Moore, Serge Poliakoff and Max Bill.

This is a fine impression on quality Arches wove paper with deckle edges, printed in London in 1975 by Curwen Studio, in a limited edition of 575. The total sheet measures 10 1/4 x 14 inches (260 x 355mm). Not signed.

$600.00
Sam Francis original lithograph Sam Francis original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Printed in 1972 for the "Fresh Air School" portfolio, published by the Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, of Pittsburgh. Size: 15 x 21 3/4 inches (380 x 555 mm). This work was issued as a folded sheet. Not signed.

$500.00
Johnny Friedlaender signed original etching Johnny Friedlaender signed original etching

Medium: original color etching. Signed in pencil and numbered 108/150. Printed in Paris by Georges Leblanc in 1972 for inclusion as a special loose insert for the catalogue raisonné of Friedlaender etchings published by Propylaen Verlag. A rich impression beautifully printed on watermarked Arches wove paper, the plate size is 7 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches (197 x 148 mm) and the full sheet measures 13 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches (337 x 240 mm).

$500.00
Robert Delaunay lithograph Rythmes sans fin Robert Delaunay lithograph "Rythmes sans fin"

Medium: lithograph (after the watercolor). A nice impression, printed in Paris in 1961 by Imprimerie Union and issued by XXe Siecle for a scarce exhibition catalogue. Size: 10 3/8 x 8 inches (264 x 203 mm). Not signed.

$500.00
Georges Braque lithograph "Trois oiseaux sur fond violet" Georges Braque lithograph "Trois oiseaux sur fond violet"

Medium: lithograph (after the gouache). This magnificent and richly inked impression is from the deluxe edition of 350 on velin de Rives paper with deckle edges (the lithograph itself is not numbered but is from portfolio number 27 of 350). Printed for Derriere le Miroir (No. 144-145-146) in 1964, and published in Paris by the atelier Maeght. Size: 15 x 10 7/8 inches (377 x 277 mm). Unlike most prints issued by DLM, there is no text on the back side. Not signed.

$500.00
Robert Delaunay La fenetre No. 2 color pochoir Robert Delaunay "La fenetre No. 2" color pochoir

Medium: color pochoir (after the painting). This exquisite Robert Delaunay was printed at the atelier Daniel Jacomet and published for the rare XXe Siecle (issue number 9) in 1957. Size: 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 242 mm). Beautifully executed and expressing a range of subtle pastel colors. Not signed.

$500.00
Nicholas de Stael pochoir Nicholas de Stael pochoir

Medium: pochoir (after the watercolor). This De Stael was printed in 1959 at the atelier of Daniel Jacomet and published for XXe Siecle (issue number 12). Size: 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 240 mm). Not signed.

$500.00
Henry Moore original lithograph "Thirteen Standing Figures" Henry Moore original lithograph "Thirteen Standing Figures"

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Cramer 41. Executed in 1958 and printed in London by Curwin Prints. This lithograph on handmade wove paper bears the official Henry Moore watermark. Image size: 12 x 10 inches (303 x 250 mm). Sheet size: 18 x 12 1/2 inches. Not signed.

$500.00
Alexander Calder original lithograph "Friendship" Alexander Calder original lithograph "Friendship"

Medium: original lithograph. This is one of the magnificent original lithographs executed by Calder for the Braniff Airlines "Flying Colors Collection"; six different compositions were created. Beautifully printed in 1975 on Arches rag paper, the total sheet measures 20 x 26 inches. Signed in the stone (not hand-signed) and embossed with The Flying Colors Collection drystamp.

$450.00
Jean Fautrier original lithograph "Annabelle nue" | lithographie tachisme Jean Fautrier original lithograph "Annabelle nue"

Medium: original lithograph. This magnificent impression on wove paper was executed for the rare XXe Siecle (issue No. 9), published in Paris in 1957 by San Lazzaro. Size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches (310 x 243 mm). Signed in the plate, not by hand. A thickly inked impression with rich texture!

Condition: there is some wear, mostly near the top left corner.

$400.00
Jean Deyrolle original etching for Paroles Peintes Jean Deyrolle original etching for Paroles Peintes, 1965

Medium: original color etching. Executed in 1965 for the deluxe limited edition "Paroles Peintes II" portfolio, published in Paris by Lazar-Vernet. A rich, magnificent impression, one of 150 printed on Johannot wove paper. The full sheet measures 14 3/4 x 11 inches (375 x 285 mm). Not signed.

$400.00
Vieira da Silva original etching for Paroles Peintes Vieira da Silva original etching for Paroles Peintes, 1965

Medium: original etching. Executed in 1965 for the deluxe limited edition "Paroles Peintes II" portfolio, published in Paris by Lazar-Vernet. A rich impression, one of 150 printed on Johannot wove paper. The plate size is 11 3/4 x 7 inches (295 x 175 mm) and the full sheet measures 14 3/4 x 11 inches (375 x 285 mm). Not signed.

$400.00
Zao Wou-ki original lithograph 1958 Zao Wou-ki original lithograph, 1958

Medium: original lithograph. Printed in 1958 for the rare XXe Siecle (issue number 10) and published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Size: 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 242 mm). Not signed.

Condition: there is a bit of foxing and small bumps to two corners of the sheet.

$400.00
Giuseppe Allosia original lithograph Giuseppe Allosia original lithograph, 1958

Medium: original lithograph. Printed on buff colored thin wove paper and published in Milan in 1958 by Groupe Espace for the very rare Documenti d'arte d'oggi. Size: 12 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches (315 x 215 mm). There is printed text on the back, as issued (the text is a poem in Italian by Giorgio Simonotti-Manacorda). Signed in the plate, not signed by hand.

Condition: there is a tiny tear at the right edge of the sheet.

$400.00
Joan Miro pochoir 1967 Joan Miro pochoir "Study for an engraving" 1967

Medium: pochoir (after the oil on paper). Issued in 1967 in an edition of 1200 for the rare exhibition catalogue "Oiseau solaire, oiseau lunaire, etincelles", published by the Pierre Matisse Gallery. This is a fine impression printed in Paris by Ateliers Daniel Jacomet. Sheet size: 12 x 27 1/2 inches (305 x 700 mm). This work was issued as a folded sheet with two center folds. Not signed.

$400.00
Joan Miro "Etincelles" original lithograph | L'Oiseau Solaire, L'Oiseau Lunaire, Etincelles Joan Miro "Etincelles" original lithograph | L'Oiseau Solaire, L'Oiseau Lunaire, Etincelles

Medium: original lithograph.  Catalogue reference: Mourlot 441. Executed for Derriere le Miroir (issue No. 164-165 -- L'Oiseau Solaire, L'Oiseau Lunaire, Etincelles) in 1967, and published in Paris the same year by the Maeght atelier. Sheet size: 15 x 33 inches; with two center folds, as originally published. Unlike most lithographs issued by DLM, there is no text on the back. Not signed.

Condition: there are pinholes and wear from the binding stitches along the left center crease.

$400.00
Alexander Calder original lithograph "Skyswirl" Alexander Calder original lithograph "Skyswirl"

Medium: original lithograph. This is one of the magnificent original lithographs executed by Calder for the Braniff Airlines "Flying Colors Collection". Beautifully printed in 1975 on Arches rag paper, the full sheet measures 26 x 20 inches. Signed in the stone (not hand-signed) and embossed with The Flying Colors Collection drystamp.

$400.00
Alexander Calder original lithograph "Beastie" Alexander Calder original lithograph "Beastie"

Medium: original lithograph. This is one of the magnificent original lithographs executed by Calder for the Braniff Airlines "Flying Colors Collection". Beautifully printed in 1975 on Arches rag paper, the full sheet measures 20 x 26 inches. Signed in the stone (not hand-signed) and embossed with The Flying Colors Collection drystamp.

$400.00
Sonia Delaunay original lithograph 1969 Sonia Delaunay original lithograph, 1969

Medium: original lithograph. Printed in 1969 for the art revue XXe Siecle (issue No. 32) and published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches (310 x 240 mm). A nice impression on quality wove paper. Not signed.

$350.00
Joan Miro original lithograph | Mourlot Press Joan Miro original lithograph | Mourlot Press

Medium: original lithograph. Printed in Paris in 1964 by Mourlot Frères and issued in a limited edition of 2000 on Arches wove paper. Image size: 3 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches (80 x 185 mm). There is printed text beneath the image and on back, as published. Not signed.

This original Miro lithograph is from the scarce limited edition catalogue, "Prints from the Mourlot Press". Published in 1964 by Mourlot on the occasion of their landmark traveling exhibition, which was sponsored by the French Embassy and The Smithsonian.

$350.00
Sam Francis original lithograph Sam Francis original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Published in 1964 by Eberhard Kornfeld for 1 Cent Life, from the unsigned edition of 2000. Sheet size: 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches (410 x 290 mm), with poetry text (composed by Walasse Ting) on the back side, as issued. Not signed.

This original Sam Francis lithograph is from the famous "1 Cent Life" book/portfolio, published in 1964 by E. W. Kornfeld, in a limited edition of 2000. The lithography was executed by Maurice Beaudet, of Paris. 1 Cent Life was a monumental undertaking-- a revolutionary Pop Art and poetry project organized by Walasse Ting and Sam Francis. Among the artists who contributed original prints to this project were Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn, Mel Ramos, Jim Dine, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Karel Appel, Antonio Saura, James Rosenquist, Alan Davie, Sam Francis, and Walasse Ting.

$350.00
Joan Miro "Ronde de nuit" Nightwatch, original lithograph, 1970 Joan Miro "Ronde de nuit" Nightwatch, original lithograph, 1970

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 672. Printed in 1970 for the art revue Derrière le Miroir (issue number 186) and published in Paris by the Maeght atelier. Size: 15 x 22 inches (377 x 555 mm). There is a center fold and text on verso, as published. Not signed.

$300.00
Ernst Wilhelm Nay woodcut, 1953 Ernst Wilhelm Nay woodcut, 1953

Medium: color woodcut. Catalogue reference: Gabler 44. Printed in Paris and published in 1953 by Editions d'Art d'Aujourd'hui, of Boulogne. Sheet size, including margins: 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches (300 x 206 mm). A richly inked impression, as usual from this now rare series. Not signed.

Condition: the margins have been trimmed and there is a stain near the bottom left.

$300.00
Joan Miro original lithograph (Peintures Murales), 1961 Joan Miro original lithograph (Peintures Murales), 1961

Medium: original lithograph. Executed for Derriere le Miroir (No. 128) in 1961, and published the same year by the Maeght atelier. Sheet size: 15 x 22 inches; with a center fold, as originally published. Not signed.

Condition: there is some creasing near the edges of the sheet.

$300.00
Robert Motherwell original lithograph "Beau geste" Robert Motherwell original lithograph "Beau geste"

Medium: original lithograph. The French title translates to "Nice Gesture". Catalogue reference: Belknap 422a. This lithograph was published in 1989 by Daniel Papierski and printed in France on quality wove paper. Size: 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches (300 x 235 mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand).

$300.00
Joan Miro original lithograph, 1967 Joan Miro original lithograph, 1967

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 508. Executed for Derriere le Miroir in 1967, and published in Paris by Maeght. Sheet size: 15 x 11 inches (380 x 280 mm). There is text on the back, as issued. Not signed.

$300.00
Jean Dubuffet pochoir for XXe Siecle Jean Dubuffet pochoir "Jardin de quitte vite"

Medium: pochoir (after the collage). Printed by Jacomet for XXe Siecle in 1957 (issue number 8) and published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Sheet size: 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 243 mm). Not signed. A magnificent, richly inked impression!

Condition: there is creasing near two corners of the sheet.

$300.00
Jean Deyrolle color silkscreen, 1953 Jean Deyrolle color silkscreen, 1953

Medium: silkscreen (after the painting). Printed in Paris at the studio of Arcay and published in 1953 by Editions d'Art d'Aujourd'hui, of Boulogne (Andre Bloc was the founder and editor of this revue). Size, including margins: 12 x 9 1/4 inches (303 x 235 mm). Not signed.

Condition: there is foxing to the paper along one margin.

$300.00
Jean-Paul Riopelle original lithograph, 1964 Jean-Paul Riopelle original lithograph, 1964

Medium: original lithograph. Published in 1964 by Eberhard Kornfeld for 1 Cent Life, from the unsigned edition of 2000. Sheet size 16 x 22 3/4 inches (408 x 580mm). There is poetry text (composed by Walasse Ting) beneath the image and on verso, as issued. Not signed.

Note: this lithograph was printed on two separate sheets which join together.

$300.00
Jean-Paul Riopelle original lithograph, 1964 Jean-Paul Riopelle original lithograph, 1964

Medium: original lithograph. Published in 1964 by Eberhard Kornfeld for 1 Cent Life, from the unsigned edition of 2000. Sheet size: 16 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches; image size 16 1/4 x 18 inches; with center fold and poetry text (composed by Walasse Ting) to the right of the lithograph and on verso, as issued. Not signed.

This original Riopelle lithograph is from the famous "1 Cent Life" book/portfolio, published in 1964 by E. W. Kornfeld, in a limited edition of 2000. The lithography was executed by Maurice Beaudet, of Paris. 1 Cent Life was a monumental undertaking-- a revolutionary Pop Art and poetry project organized by Walasse Ting and Sam Francis. Among the artists who contributed original prints to this project were Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn, Mel Ramos, Jim Dine, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Karel Appel, Antonio Saura, James Rosenquist, Alan Davie, Sam Francis, and Walasse Ting.

$300.00
Walasse Ting original lithograph Walasse Ting original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Published in 1964 by Eberhard Kornfeld for 1 Cent Life in a limited edition of 2000. Size: 16 x 11 1/2 inches. There is poetry text (also composed by Walasse Ting) printed on the back side, as issued. Not signed.

This original print is from the famous "1 Cent Life" book/portfolio, published in 1964 by E. W. Kornfeld, in a limited edition of 2000. The lithography was executed by Maurice Beaudet, of Paris. 1 Cent Life was a monumental undertaking-- a revolutionary Pop Art and poetry project organized by Walasse Ting and Sam Francis. Among the artists who contributed original lithographs to this project were Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn, Mel Ramos, Jim Dine, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, Karel Appel, Antonio Saura, James Rosenquist, Alan Davie, Sam Francis, and Walasse Ting.

$300.00
Joan Miro "Femme et oiseau II" pochoir on sandpaper 1967 Joan Miro "Femme et oiseau II" pochoir on sandpaper 1967

Medium: pochoir on sandpaper (after the oil on sandpaper). This unusual work is printed on actual sandpaper. Issued in 1967 in an edition of 1200 for the rare exhibition catalogue "Oiseau solaire, oiseau lunaire, etincelles", published by the Pierre Matisse Gallery. This is an exquisite, richly inked impression printed in Paris by Ateliers Daniel Jacomet. Size: 11 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches (288 x 90 mm). Not signed.

$300.00
Joan Miro "Femme et oiseau I" pochoir on sandpaper 1967 Joan Miro "Femme et oiseau I" pochoir on sandpaper 1967

Medium: pochoir on sandpaper (after the oil on sandpaper). This unusual work is printed on actual sandpaper. Issued in 1967 in an edition of 1200 for the rare exhibition catalogue "Oiseau solaire, oiseau lunaire, etincelles", published by the Pierre Matisse Gallery. This is an exquisite, richly inked impression printed in Paris by Ateliers Daniel Jacomet. Size: 11 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches (288 x 90 mm). Not signed.

$300.00